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Affectionately Yours (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 10 May 1941 (USA)
A married reporter's assignments carry him all over the world, which gives him ample opportunity to put the moves on the local females. He's in Lisbon attempting his latest "conquest" when ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Fanya Foss (from the story by), Aleen Leslie (from the story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Merle Oberon ... Sue Mayberry
Dennis Morgan ... Richard 'Rickey' Mayberry
Rita Hayworth ... Irene Malcolm
Ralph Bellamy ... Owen Wright
George Tobias ... Pasha
James Gleason ... Chester Phillips
Hattie McDaniel ... Cynthia
Jerome Cowan ... Cullen
Butterfly McQueen ... Butterfly
Renie Riano ... Mrs. Snell
Frank Wilcox ... Tom
Grace Stafford ... Miss Anderson
Carmen Morales Carmen Morales ... Anita
Murray Alper ... Blair
William Haade ... Matthews
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Storyline

A married reporter's assignments carry him all over the world, which gives him ample opportunity to put the moves on the local females. He's in Lisbon attempting his latest "conquest" when he gets word that his wife back home has found another man and is divorcing him. Panicking, he heads back to the US to try to patch things up, but the girl from Lisbon follows him back, determined to take advantage of the situation. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Con mia moglie è un'altra cosa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to contemporary articles in The Hollywood Reporter, Errol Flynn was initially set for the lead in this film, and that Loretta Young was borrowed from Twentieth Century-Fox. See more »

Goofs

When Pasha and Rickey are making a phone call in a store across the street to stop the wedding, a shadow of the boom microphone can be seen repeatedly moving on a post behind them. See more »

Quotes

'Rickey' Mayberry: What's the matter?
Sue Mayberry: You're penalized 15 yards for holding. And 5 yards for backfield in motion.
'Rickey' Mayberry: You're welcome.
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Connections

Referenced in Breakdowns of 1941 (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2
("Moonlight") (1801) (uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played on piano by Ralph Bellamy
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It's the other woman here
26 September 2009 | by howardeismanSee all my reviews

This is a late and modest entry into the screwball comedy genre. As such, all the performers are frenetic, histrionic, and act in broad, bold strokes. Performers falling into water is a running joke. There is no dry humor in this film. Unfortunately, no good lines either; it has a script of shtick patched together from older and better comedies.

But the other woman here acts as an intelligent person and has a natural manner. Since it is Rita Hayworth herself, she is naturally beautiful. It suggests a script writers dilemma: other woman has to be less desirable than the female lead, but they have to be desirable enough for the male lead to be attracted by them. In this movie, Rita Hayworth is so much more appealing in every way than Merle Oberon that it renders the plot silly.

The racial stereotypes are prominent here, with Hattie MacDanial and Butter McQueen doing routines they could have done in their sleep. Had they had sharp,incisive funny lines, we might have had a guilty laugh or two from these offensive stereotypes. As they were simply stereotypes to laugh at, it is now only offensive.


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